Consultant Ophthalmology

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Job Description: 
  • Supervising the administrative and medical services of Ophthalmology department.  Participates in the Continuing Medical Education Program.
  • Maintains and improves the high quality service for Ophthalmology patients. Participates in the development and implementation of the hospital’s policy and procedure.
  • Coordinates with other departments to facilitate high quality service. Any other assignment given by the Chief Medical Officer/Deputy Chief Medical Officer or the Management.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Reporting to the management about any recommendation to improve the service of the unit.
  • Preventing and solving all problems in the unit. Covering the Out-patient clinic during the hospital’s working hours.
  • On-call covering for emergency receiving according to the schedule prepared by the Medical Affairs.
  • Responding to consultation from various departments. Responsible for operative procedures and follow after surgery.
  • Responsibility of managing of the in-patients under his care. Documentation of all events occurs to the patients in the unit.
  • Participate in the future plans for the unit development and improvement. Evaluation of the Junior staff in the unit. Evaluation of the level of the service in the department.
  • Attends Continuing Education, Infection Control and Performance Improvement programs to keep updated with the current practices.
  • Provides full explanation regarding the plan of care and the available treatment options to the patient and care giver in a simple language.
  • Encourages the patient and care giver to participate in taking decisions affecting the course of treatment.
  • Provides educational materials related to the case for the patient and care giver.
  • Plans the educational session with the patient and family after checking their willingness to learn and their learning preferences.

Education and Experience:

  • Must have MD or equivalent qualification from a Western Country.
  • Must hold a current medical licence.
  • Valid SCFHS  license and valid BCLS certification.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a similar position in a large hospital.
  • Customer service focused. Capable to work and under pressure
  • Intermediate computer skills (Windows and Microsoft)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication. English language and awareness of Arabic language.
  • Familiar with Aslamic and Arabic culture.

Person Specification:

  • Demonstrated teaching skills in respect of junior medical staff, other staff, patients and their families.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with all staff, patients and families.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work effectively within a service and organisation committed to achieving accreditation.
Job Benefits: 
  • Salary Paid tax free
  • Incentives
  • End of contract bonus
  • Severance Pay
  • Free furnished accommodation with free recreation, sports and cultural facilities
  • Free transportation service
  • Up to 7.5 weeks paid annual leave per contract year
  • Up to 2 return airline tickets per contract year (including agreed dependents)
  • Free medical care & emergency dental care (including agreed dependents)
  • Educational Allowance per child (Maximum of 3 children, 4-18 years)
  • Study Leave of 10 working days per contract year and CPD courses

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